Fonda

1501 Solano Ave, Berkeley
(510) 559-9006

Recent Reviews

Colin Bashor

While the setting is nice and the staff is always friendly, the food is very much just "meh"

It can be very greasy and not super flavorful. We got the brusselsprouts and they were supposed to be crispy but were really just half cooked. Similar experiences multiple times with multiple menu dishes just being okay. Nothing awful but nothing great. We got a chocolate lava cake that was the least chocolatey version I've ever had.

Their drinks are decent and the happy hour (5 to 6) prices can be a good deal if you see spnething you like.

Atmosphere: 4

Food: 3

Service: 4

ariadokht jahanbakhshan

Every thing was good expect the waiter that wanted to be nice .he asked us 10 times every thing is ok .we were in important meeting and he dropped off us

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Christopher Perry

I typically eat at their bar. The bar manager is the bartender. Quite a mixologist.

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Recommended dishes: Chicken Flautas, Grilled Skirt Steak

Holly Anne

Excellent place all around ??

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Sylvain Francois

Very nice place, a cosy room with a large bar and a mezzanine, plenty of different layouts for eating or drinking. Nice menu with Mexican-style tapas, wines, cocktails. Great service. Only caveat which is embarrassing for a restaurant: we found the food to be very meh. Ingredients are not high-quality (terrible prawns), and recipes are not very subtle. We could come back for a drink and a quick bite, not for a good meal.

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 3

Service: 5

Mehdi Saghafi

Quality of food is not consistent. Bar service is terrible but drinks are good. Often drink show up after the food. Kitchen does not have the discipline of serving the order in a logical manner. If you don’t care about this a good place to go.

Atmosphere: 3

Food: 3

Service: 1

Montclair Estates

Great g&t

Luis Sanchez - Realtor

Great food, great atmosphere. Chef Juan Chel has been able to keep the flavor of the food consistent throughout the years. I highly recommend it!!!!

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Eric Ontiveros

I’ve been like 4 times now and am impressed every time by the food and drinks. Happy hour is a steal and the nachos are so good and such a big portion.Can’t recommend enough.

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Simon Tompson

Sorry to say this was a disappointing experience. Literally the worst margarita I’ve ever had, weak and watered down, and my girlfriend’s mojito was no better. The food was ok, but really nothing special. Honestly the best thing about this place is the atmosphere. Perhaps we just hit a bad night, but I won’t be returning any time soon.

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 3

Service: 4

Denise Cirillo

Everything there is good.

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 4

Service: 5

Thomas Clark

Update your hours please. You are not open Mondays ?

jason smith

Solid glad it survived the pandemic.

Atmosphere: 4

Food: 4

Service: 4

Troadio

Good adult drinks, creative bartenders, good food. Ask servers for suggestions, they can guide you through food and drink choices. Had a very pleasant time at this spot.

Roy West

Lovely food and courtesy

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